Abu Dhabi to host the World Union of Wholesale Markets 2022 Conference

The occasion will happen at an important time for world meals safety

Excessive stage – private and non-private sector – practitioners and specialists from world wide will collect within the UAE capital in October. They may interact in productive dialogues round main challenges that meals methods are dealing with, as Abu Dhabi hosts the 2022 version of the World Union of Wholesale Markets Convention (WUWM), authorities introduced on Monday.

The most important occasion for the recent meals business will probably be organized by AD Ports Group, the main facilitator of world commerce, logistics, and business in Abu Dhabi.

Held within the Center East for the primary time, the occasion will happen at an important time, through which the difficulty of meals safety has risen as a high precedence for governments and communities world wide.

The present state of affairs in Ukraine, employees shortages, border disputes, port congestions, growing gas costs, widespread meals sourcing points and the results of local weather change in meals manufacturing are among the many main challenges dealing with the worldwide meals business.

With the theme “International meals safety within the XXIs: Dangers, challenges and options to make sure resilient and sustainable recent meals provide chains”, WUWM Abu Dhabi 2022 Convention will convey collectively the most important actors of the recent meals system to debate modern and efficient methods to make sure extra resilient and sustainable recent meals provide chains.

Within the GCC area practically 80 % of home meals is imported, due to this fact WUWM Convention will supply an essential alternative to search out pathways to strengthen regional resilience and community with key suppliers.

Furthermore, as a part of the nationwide Meals Safety Technique, the UAE goals to change into essentially the most safe nation within the International Meals Safety Index by 2051, with a complete nationwide system to allow sustainable meals manufacturing utilizing trendy applied sciences and enhanced native manufacturing. Following this aim, in February this 12 months, AD Ports Group introduced that it had partnered with Ghassan Aboud Group to ascertain the area’s largest multi-category wholesale meals buying and selling and logistics market in KIZAD.

The occasion, which can happen on the Abu Dhabi Nationwide Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 20 to 22 October 2022, aspires to make a tangible contribution to search out world multi-stakeholder modern options to facilitate entry for all to wholesome recent meals and deal with potentialities of meals disaster.

Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri – Director Common of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Meals Security Authority (ADAFSA) stated: “Because of the directives of UAE management, and the joint efforts of native and federal authorities entities, and in partnership and collaboration with the non-public sector and the group, now we have established an built-in meals safety system.

“The nationwide technique for meals safety represents a working agenda for all of us to make sure the effectivity in meals manufacturing and reaching agile meals provide chains, easing the meals commerce, supporting technology-enabled meals manufacturing, and constructing a meals eco system that may ship secure meals and cope with meals dangers and crises”.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO, AD Ports Group added:“Constructing a framework for meals safety is among the most essential roles that logistics and commerce organisations can play, and AD Ports Group is proud to be making a major contribution to this very important dialogue by bringing the World Union of Wholesale Markets Convention to the Center East for the primary time ever. Beneath the steering of our nation’s smart management, we’re working with key companions to assist a productive dialogue on collective responses to meals safety. In parallel, we’re growing sustainable meals provide methods and infrastructure that ensures entry to superior high quality management and security measures, together with sustainable options not just for native, but additionally regional and worldwide manufacturing and distribution, leveraging our distinctive and strategic location as a gateway to 4.5 billion customers.”

Stéphane Layani, Chairman of the World Union of Wholesale Markets, congratulated the UAE for taking the lead within the Area and welcomed this upcoming convention with nice decision for its outcomes: “The entire world is on the gates of a attainable extreme meals disaster. The WUWM Abu Dhabi 2022 Convention represents a chance for specialists, stakeholders and practitioners of the sector to have interaction in a productive multi-stakeholder dialogue and make our greatest to search out concrete modern options to construct higher recent meals provide chain resiliency in an effort to guarantee meals safety worldwide within the forthcoming years and many years.”

Eugenia Carrara, Secretary Common of The World Union of Wholesale Markets shared the identical commitments: “Within the submit Covid-19 world we have to reinvent ‘meals structure’ to succeed the transition of meals methods into sustainability and resilience. Our members are working collectively to make sure security, affordability, and sustainable entry of recent meals for all via trendy wholesale markets and extra environment friendly meals provide chains. We’re happy to be bringing this occasion to the Center East area for the primary time, recognising the essential steps that nations just like the UAE are taking to drive innovation and construct resilient provide networks. It’s extra essential than ever that all of us work collectively to make sure meals safety so that everybody has entry to meals.”

Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNEC stated: “Abu Dhabi internet hosting the World Wholesale Affiliation Convention for the primary time on the Abu Dhabi Nationwide Exhibition Centre(ADNEC) reinforces the capital’s main place globally as a vacation spot for enterprise tourism. It embodies the position of the corporate in supporting many strategic sectors within the nation, most notably the meals safety sector. We’re assured that this worldwide occasion will assist our efforts by providing strategic platforms that enhance the change of information and experiences and create sturdy partnerships that assist the event of this essential sector in keeping with the targets and imaginative and prescient of our smart management for the following fifty years.”

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